Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps. Follow the links below to read all about the 2024 workshops!

June 15-22, 2024
More info…

August 10-17, 2024
More info…


join-the-circle | eefc.org

Join the circle.
Make a contribution.

Since the beginning the East European Folklife Center has depended on you—our big-hearted community!


quilted-dancers

Stay in Touch

There’s more than one way to stay connected to the EEFC throughout the year. Subscribe to our email Newsletter for monthly updates. Join the Discussion List (an active email group with searchable archives since 1993). Send us a message.


Scholarships

We award full scholarships to our in-person workshops.
Find out more


Kef Times |eefc.org

Kef Times

Browse the EEFC’s online magazine for articles about camp and beyond.
Read now



Welcome

The East European Folklife Center (EEFC) was established in 1982 through the love and dedication of a core group of musicians and dancers. Today, this ever-growing and expanding organization brings together an inclusive, celebratory, and welcoming global community of passionate amateurs and professionals, to respectfully share the richness and complexity of Balkan music, dance, and cultures.

Find out all about our annual East and West Coast Balkan Music & Dance Workshops, affectionately known as Balkan Camp. Learn about the EEFC: how we are structured, how to become a contributor and where you might apply your expertise as a volunteer. Remember to subscribe to the EEFC email Newsletter and get monthly news delivered directly to your inbox.

 

Online Classes & Events

EEFC is thrilled to sponsor exciting live online class series and presentations, taught by our beloved workshop and community teachers. Something for everyone, and new offerings every month!

February 2024 courses: Macedonian Kaval Ornamentation with David Bilides, Balkan Rhythms for Doumbek with Polly Tapia Ferber, and Bulgarian Dance with “Kotse” Marinov.

March 2024 courses: Dancing Through Macedonia with Filip Arilon, and Macedonian Musical Dialects Through Clarinet & Saxophone with Stojan Stojanov.

Register now!

 

EEFC Blog

Our Year in Review: 2023

EEFC 2023 Year-End Report Read More

Spring 2023 Letter to the Community

Springtime is here and as we look forward to the summer, we are so excited to be holding our first weeklong camps in four years! Registration has just opened for … Read More

Our Year in Review: 2022

EEFC 2022 Year-End Report Read More

Craig Kurumada Changes Gears

Craig Kurumada has just stepped off the board after a busy term serving as Secretary and Chair of the Development Committee. We can confidently say that he is one of … Read More

Recenter. Regather. Renew.

Summer is officially here, and we’re ready to celebrate! With both the East and West Coast BalkanFests around the corner, our Board and Staff are working around the clock for … Read More